By Lara Adrian
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Savannah Dupree is a freshman learning at Boston college on an entire scholarship. yet educational excellence is just one of her presents. Savannah possesses anything much more awesome than her fast brain and insatiable interest for studying. With an easy contact, she will be able to see an object's past--a ability that places her existence at risk, whilst her stories deliver her into touch with a centuries-old English sword and the bad mystery hidden in the blade's historical past.
In all his 300 years of residing as one of many Breed, vampire warrior Gideon by no means dreamed he'd see the blade back that spilled his younger brothers' lives a long time in the past in London. Ever because the boys' deaths, Gideon's been on a private quest to rid the area of Rogue vampires, yet now he can't aid pondering if the brutal slaying used to be anything extra sinister--an act perpetrated by way of an unknown enemy. An enemy who's it seems that dwelling in hiding someplace in Boston. There's one yes option to turn out Gideon's suspicion, however it will suggest utilizing blameless, talented Savannah to aid discover the total truth--a fact that would shatter every little thing she understands approximately herself and the area round her. And with chance remaining in from both sides, the fervour that ignites among Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to danger their hearts and lives for a love that will simply final an eternity....
(This 40,000-word novella, a prequel to the hour of darkness Breed sequence, used to be formerly released in its entirety in The nighttime Breed sequence Companion, additionally on hand now in booklet and paperback.)
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Additional resources for A Touch of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Book 0.5)
It can mean trying to see clearly and to give a sense of the direction of travel rather than the name of every station in between. Of course, this scares the pre-committed and closed-minded. Shifts in Zeitgeist are mostly triggered by the coming together of sets of circumstance: an event like Hurricane Katrina or 9/11 or, on a lesser scale, the sudden awareness of a tipping point – the UK government’s ‘Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change’ report of January 2006 makes global warming deniers seem crazily committed to being blind; the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency 2005 report documents coldly the connection between segregation, deprivation, sectarian violence and lack of economic prospects.
But that time is coming at us fast. It is too easy to respond only when the horse has already bolted. It is too difficult, too many feel, to argue for the switch to public transport, to generate the taxes to create a transport system that feels great to use as much for the well-off as for those at the other end of the scale. This means rethinking density and sprawl. But everyone knows the economic equations and urban formations that make this work as well as the tricks that seduce the user: city regions with hubs and nodes, incentives like park and ride, and disincentives to travel by car.
Taken seriously, it requires dramatic behavioural change, since technological solutions can only take us so far. There is already an air of resignation, tinged with guilt, in individuals and decision-makers alike; we cannot face the implications of getting out of the car or refitting the economy for the period beyond the oil age. But that time is coming at us fast. It is too easy to respond only when the horse has already bolted. It is too difficult, too many feel, to argue for the switch to public transport, to generate the taxes to create a transport system that feels great to use as much for the well-off as for those at the other end of the scale.
A Touch of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Book 0.5) by Lara Adrian